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  • Whittier College 2011 Feinberg Lecture: Former U.S. Ambassador To Israel And Egypt Daniel C. Kurtzer | Whittier College
    Information You are here Home News Whittier College 2011 Feinberg Lecture Former U S Ambassador To Israel And Egypt Daniel C Kurtzer Whittier College 2011 Feinberg Lecture Former U S Ambassador To Israel And Egypt Daniel C Kurtzer Friday January 21 2011 U S Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel C Kurtzer will be the 2011 Feinberg Lecture speaker on Saturday February 19 at 7 30 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for Performing Arts Whittier CA 90608 The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and reservations are required For more information or to RSVP contact Terrie Valenzuela 562 907 4219 or tvalenzuela whittier edu Kurtzer career in the United States Foreign Service spanned 29 years In addition to serving as ambassador he has held numerous senior policy and diplomatic positions was political officer at the American embassies in Cairo and Tel Aviv speechwriter for Secretary of State George P Shultz Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research Throughout he was instrumental in formulating and executing American policy in the Middle East peace process Since leaving government service Kurtzer has authored numerous articles on U S policy and is the co author of Negotiating Arab Israeli Peace American Leadership in the Middle East He served as an advisor to the Iraq Study Group and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the American Bar Association s Middle East North Africa Rule of Law Initiative as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo and as a member of the New Jersey Israel Commission Kurtzer received a B A from Yeshiva University and a Ph D in comparative politics Middle East from Columbia University He has received distinguished service

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Whittier_College_%202011_Feinberg_Lecture (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Students Named to Dean's List | Whittier College
    Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Whittier College Students Named to Dean s List Whittier College Students Named to Dean s List Monday January 31 2011 Whittier College has named over 170 undergraduate students to the Fall 2010 Dean s List Undergraduate student are awarded Dean s List honors if he or she earns a 3 70 grade point average GPA while completing a full time course load 12 units in the fall and spring terms Anthony Akkawi Anastasia Bergara Alyssa Fluss Alejandra Gaeta Apollonia Galvan Angelica Gonzalez Ashley Gonzalez Ameshia Hamlet Adam Lubliner Adryanna Perez Alexandra Reddin Alayna Rigo Aaron Silva Andrea Smith Alex Thon Arianna Weisenburger Bryce Holewinski Brenda Molgora Brian Phung Brenda Thompson Brenda Zambrano Clarissa Burquez Celina de Sa Chance Erwin Chad Evenrud Courtney Faught Courtney Grana Christina Gunning Christine Heller Constance Joel Connor Kenney Catherine King Crystal Lam Cristine Meza Carolyn Mukai Carolyn Newswanger Carol Nguyen Chelsea Pomfret Christopher Schommer Carlee Shults Christine Verduzco Carlyn Werderman Dana Barraco Deyla Curtis Dana Fitzpatrick Danielle Finger Dylan Griffiths David Harpster Duncan Ketel Daniel Kulick Denis Minaev Erin Bartholomew Elizabeth Dollmeyer Emily Frazier Eric Reza Elyse Sharp Flaka Radoniqi Faraz Zaerpoor Gabrielle Barrios Genevieve Garcia Gabriela Gutierrez Gema Ramila Gabriel Sanchez Hollie Almeria Haley Kleine Heidi Koeger Hannah Puzas Hayden Schmidt Ivette Alonso Ian Costello Irma Rivera Julia Blackwell Joshua Carter Jae Alexandra Crabtree Joshua Dredge Joshua Goldman Julie Henderson Joannarae Ibanez Joseph Larrea James Lotti Jessica Mena Jessica Miller Jessica Morales Julia Santiago Jamie Slingluff Joshua Smith Jacquelyn Waldman James Wilson Jeffrey Wilson Kimberly Bogdan Kathleen Clinnin Kathryn Harrold Kathryn Jenkins Moses Kara Mavers Kaitlyn O Brien Kimberlee Ranz Kenya Sanchez Alvarado Kristina Shaw Katherine Van Allen Kimberly Welch Lizeth Felix Sanchez Lilia Hole Fernando Hernandez Leslie Martinez Laura Mosedale Lynnea Palazzolo Linda Park Lynne

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Fall_2010_Dean%27s_List (2016-01-26)
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  • Legendary Percussionist "Mr. Bongo" Jack Costanzo Joins Inside Latin Jazz With Danilo Lozano | Whittier College
    Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Legendary Percussionist Mr Bongo Jack Costanzo Joins Inside Latin Jazz With Danilo Lozano Legendary Percussionist Mr Bongo Jack Costanzo Joins Inside Latin Jazz With Danilo Lozano Sunday October 24 2010 The Inside Latin Jazz series continues with legendary American percussionist Jack Costanzo Also known as Mr Bongo Costanzo is credited with introducing the bongos to American Jazz music in the1950s Moderated by Grammy Award winning flautist and music professor Danilo Lozano the program will offer a fascinating onstage interview and musical performance and will take place November 17 at 7 30 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 67060 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 The cost of admission is a food or cash donation benefiting the Inferfaith Food Center donations will be accepted at the door For more information call 562 907 4203 The forum for Inside Latin Jazz is small allowing the audience to interact with the artist We want to create an environment where people can engage with the music and ask questions for themselves adds Lozano This program is presented by the Whittier College Department of Music and Emerson Bran Management Bio Jack Costanzo The universal credit for introducing the bongo drums to American jazz is a title held by Jack Costanzo Having spent time in Havana early in his life he learned Afro Cuban rhythms and is now considered to be one of the world s greatest percussionists on bongos and conga drums In the 40 s during the early part of his career he worked with a number of bands including those of Rene Touzet Desi Arnaz The Lecuona Cuban

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Inside_Latin_Jazz_Jack_Costanzo (2016-01-26)
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  • Respected American Environmentalist Bill Mckibben Will Speak At Whittier College | Whittier College
    Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Respected American Environmentalist Bill Mckibben Will Speak At Whittier College Respected American Environmentalist Bill Mckibben Will Speak At Whittier College Sunday October 24 2010 Author educator and leading environmentalist Bill McKibben will speak at Whittier College as part of the 2010 New Student Convocation His lecture Science and Society Making Sense of the Most Important Number in the World will take place Friday November 5 at 4 30 p m in Memorial Chapel 13406 Philadelphia Street Whittier CA Whittier College McKibben will also receive an honorary degree from the College a doctorate of humane letters L H D This lecture is free and open to the public Please note seating is limited first come first served Viewew by many as the world s most influential environmentalist McKibben is leading the largest global grass roots campaign to stop climate change A noted author and advocate for alternative energy and localized economies McKibben was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its inaugural list of the 100 most important global thinkers In 2009 he led the organization of 350 org which coordinated the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind with 5 200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries The author of 12 books and countless articles for news dailies and journals such as The New York Times Mother Jone Rolling Stone and others he has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships and won the Lannan

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Environmentalist_Bill_McKibben_to_Speak_At_Whittier_College (2016-01-26)
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  • Ruth B. Shannon Center: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow—Whittier College Celebrates 20 Years of Performing Arts | Whittier College
    Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Ruth B Shannon Center Yesterday Today Tomorrow Whittier College Celebrates 20 Years of Performing Arts Ruth B Shannon Center Yesterday Today Tomorrow Whittier College Celebrates 20 Years of Performing Arts Wednesday October 13 2010 Whittier College and the Friends of the Shannon Center will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday November 6 A pre dinner reception begins at 5 00 p m and a formal dinner will commence at 5 45 p m in a transformed Robison Theatre The entertainment portion of the evening begins at 7 30 p m and will include a special performance by award winning artists Amy Hanaiali i Ticket prices are 75 00 for dinner and entertainment or 25 00 for entertainment only Dinner seating is limited and reservations are first come first served For additional information or to purchase tickets please call 562 907 4203 or visit online www shannoncenter org Amy Hanaiali i s talent is the result of an exceptional blend of classical training modern musical influences and heritage In particular her talent of ha i brought a new found appreciation for the art of Hawaiian female falsetto style for which she is known today She has been nominated for three Grammys for Best Hawaiian Music Album and has garnered 15 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Hawai i s equivalent to the Grammy Entertainment will also include performances by students from the theatre and music departments and a special video retrospective created by professor Rich Cheatham Artwork by local artist and educator Dennis McGonagle 93 will be on

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Ruth_B_Shannon_Center_Celebrates_20_years (2016-01-26)
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  • Poets Go Green: 400-Plus Poets Will Participate in Heal The Bay | Whittier College
    Go Green 400 Plus Poets Will Participate in Heal The Bay Poets Go Green 400 Plus Poets Will Participate in Heal The Bay Tuesday September 21 2010 More than 400 students staff and alumni will join more than 14 000 volunteers from all over Los Angeles County for the 2010 Heal the Bay Costa Clean up event on Saturday September 25 from 9 00 a m until noon Whittier College will clean up the Los Coyote Riverbed Trail which runs from La Mirada to Seal Beach Coastal Cleanup Day CCD is an international event with over 90 countries around the world participating making it one of the largest volunteer efforts on the planet Many of our students come to campus already understanding the importance of being good stewards for the earth When they come here they are seeking ways to make a difference What we try to teach them is that making a difference is possible even if it is done in small ways like recycling or using less water And by participating in Heal the Bay a world wide event we are providing our new students an opportunity to collectively make a huge positive impact on the environment said Dean of Students Jeanne Ortiz Participation at this even is part of a larger College theme Poets Go Green which is designed to promote an eco friendly consciousness on the campus community Following this idea two new campus wide initiatives have been launched to make the Whittier campus more eco sustainable Blue recycling bins can be seen throughout campus making it more convenient for students faculty and staff to give recyclable materials a second life In addition the Campus Inn now offers plastic reusable to go containers made of recycled products instead of the traditional paper disposable boxes Each student

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Poets_Go_Green (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Included in New Website Designed to Support Student Access and Success Efforts at Private Colleges and Universities | Whittier College
    private colleges and universities such as Whittier College to increase the number of at risk students they enroll and to boost the retention and graduation rates of various student populations Five Whittier College programs are highlighted on the website including the College s First Year Experience Cultural Center and Professional Opportunities Program View Whittier College POP presentation on Building Blocks 2020 YouTubesite The website is the central component of Building Blocks to 2020 a national initiative organized by NAICU and CIC to help the nation meet President Obama s call to make the United States first in college completion by 2020 Cultural Center The website provides opportunities for campus professionals working on the front lines of student access retention and completion to learn from the experiences of other colleges and to mine for practices and policies that fit their individual institutional missions and student populations The website will also serve as an information resource for consumers and policymakers who are interested in what colleges are doing to not only reach out to students from diverse backgrounds but boost their chances of earning a degree The number and diversity of institutions and programs represented on the website will grow as NAICU continues to gather and post material from colleges and universities At the moment the Building Blocks to 2020 website provides summaries of 535 existing or proposed programs at 250 nonprofit private colleges and universities Summaries of programs can be browsed alphabetically by institution and by state and are searchable by 34 topics Up until about 10 years ago the U S led the world in college completion However as the percentage of young adults with degrees has surged in other developed nations the U S now ranks 12th in the percentage of adults 25 to 34 with an associate s

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Whittier_College_Included_in_New_Website_Design (2016-01-26)
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  • 2010 Whittier College Writers Festival | Whittier College
    907 4203 or boxoffice shannoncenter org The Writer s Festival is being sponsored in part by the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts the Center for Collaboration with the Arts the Center for Science Health and Policy Garrett House and the Department of English Language and Literature Monday September 27 5 6 p m Craft Talk 7 30 p m Reading Performance Michael Hulse s latest publications are a long awaited new book of poems The Secret History Arc 2009 and a translation of Rilke s novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Penguin Classics 2009 His poetry has won him firsts in Britain s National Poetry Competition and the Bridport Poetry Prize twice and Eric Gregory and Cholmondeley Awards from the Society of Authors and has taken him on reading tours of Canada and the US Australia New Zealand India and several European countries He has edited the literary quarterlies Stand Leviathan Quarterly and currently The Warwick Review co edited the best selling anthology The New Poetry and was general editor of the Könemann literature classics series and of Arc international poets He has translated more than sixty books from the German among them works by Goethe Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek and the late W G Sebald bringing his plaudits from Susan Sontag and A S Byatt He is a permanent judge of the Günter Grass Foundation s biennial international literary award the Albatross Prize Tuesday September 28 5 00 p m Craft Talk 7 30 p m Reading and Performance Ron Carlson is an award winning author of several short story collections and five novels including the recently the novels The Signal Penguin Group 2009 Five Skies Viking 2007 and The Speed of Light Harper Collins 2003 His short stories have appeared in Esquire Harper s The New Yorker Gentlemen s Quarterly Epoch The North American Review and other journals as well as The Best American Short Stories The O Henry Prize Series The Pushcart Prize Anthology The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and dozens of other anthologies Among his awards are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award Carlson is the director of the M F A program in fiction and professor of English at the University of California Irvine Wednesday September 29 7 00 p m Performance and Q A Yehuda Hyman will perform The Mad 7 With sold out shows and rave reviews at the recent 14th annual New York International Fringe Festival Mr Hyman s one man show explores the intersection of theater dance poetry myth and mysticism Originally produced at McCarter Theatre Center s 2008 IN Festival The Mad 7 tells the epic tale of Elliott Green San Francisco office drone turned reluctant hero who embarks on a strange and mystical quest In a virtuosic performance Hyman uses music dance and film as he becomes the many characters of this playful off beat

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/Writers_Festival_2010 (2016-01-26)
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